Docker

The .Net world was pretty late on the uptake with containers. The advent of .Net Core has made it a mainstream pursuit. Once you get into containers there’s frankly no going back to the bad old days of framework-based build and deply…

February 9th, 2019

Now that Kubernetes is on Azure, what is Service Fabric for?

There does seem to be growing confusion over what Service Fabric is really for. Is it an orchestrator for microservices? A means of lifting and shifting legacy applications into the cloud? An application development framework?

September 21st, 2018

Implementing a Docker HEALTHCHECK using ASP.Net Core 2.2

Starting with version 2.2, ASP.Net Core will make it easier to implement monitoring endpoints that can be used by a Docker HEALTHCHECK command.

September 12th, 2018

Hosting .Net Core containers in Service Fabric

Service Fabric does support container-based applications, but it still feels more like an application server than a container orchestrator.

December 3rd, 2017

Automating Docker image deployments using Azure Container Instances

Azure’s Container Instances provides an easy and quick way to run Docker images without having to learn the various complexities of orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes.

April 12th, 2017

Using Docker to build and deploy .Net Core console applications

Using Docker with .Net Core is initially straightforward, but to get beyond basic image building you will need to handle more than the simple scenarios demonstrated in quick-start guides.